Brilliant Earlier Than-And-After Satellite Photographs Display Destruction Of Mosul

Newly released satellite images reveal the near-absolute destruction of several neighborhoods in Mosul, Iraq, after a months-long battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants for control of the city.
Iraqi forces launched an offensive to drive the militants out of the city in October 2016, at first focusing on eastern neighborhoods.
“When I look around the world in some ways there’s nothing like Mosul that we’ve encountered,” Brown said.
ISIS captured Mosul in the summer of 2014 and made it the group’s base in the country.
“The level of contamination though is not one of those where we’re talking weeks and months, we’re talking years and maybe decades.”

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